Search Results: "Craig Moodie"


BOOK REVIEW

A SAILOR'S VALENTINE by Craig Moodie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1994

"The author relies too often on technical jargon, however, as if to lend his work a loftiness that it otherwise lacks."
A debut collection of stories about the sea, A Sailor's Valentine is a mix of contemporary romantic tales and ocean adventures that are alternately moving, mysterious, melodramatic, and mawkish. Read full book review >

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INTO THE TRAP by Craig Moodie
ADVENTURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"Nevertheless, an action-packed tale with guns and boat chases that will appeal to reluctant readers. (Adventure. 10-14)"
"What happens on the water stays on the water," is the attitude in this fishing community on the fictional New England community of Fog Island. Read full book review >

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THE SEA SINGER by Craig Moodie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A rousing sea adventure. (author's note) (Fiction. 11-14)"
Twelve-year-old Finn, son of Olaf Farseeker, is disappointed when the boat arriving at his village in Greenland is not his father's, but that of Leif Ericsson. Read full book review >

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SEABORN by Craig Moodie
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A rousing climax and realistic narrator mark this as a solid choice. (Fiction. YA)"
Luke, 16, angry and selfish, finds himself totally agitated with life when his mother abruptly leaves the family. Read full book review >

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NOKO’S SURPRISE PARTY by Fiona Moodie
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"While the conflict is resolved a bit too quickly, the rich setting adds a unique angle to this conventional tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Takadu is on a mission to collect enough figs for the surprise party for his dear porcupine buddy, Noko. Read full book review >

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THE BOY AND THE GIANT by Fiona Moodie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 1993

"An attractive new setting for a proven story formula. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
``Based on a little-known folktale from the Scottish Hebrides,'' a tale of a boy whose kindness to animals is rewarded when they help him rescue a friend. Read full book review >

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MULE TRAIN MAIL by Craig Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Informative as well as evocative, and told with crisp clarity. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
In some remote pockets of Arizona, the postman wears a cowboy hat and leads a mule train. Read full book review >

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LOTS OF DOTS by Craig Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Zingy and crisp, joyful and sprightly, this is one outstanding read. (Picture book. 2-7)"
In his gamesome new work, Frazier shows how one shape—the simple dot—creates and shapes our world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BARN by Craig Brown
by Craig Brown, illustrated by Craig Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Still, an offbeat introduction to animal voices, worth a try where funds permit. (Picture book. 2-6)"
From cock-crow to moonrise, a farmer moves around his barn, feeding and observing his animals. Read full book review >

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THE TOWN MOUSE AND THE COUNTRY MOUSE by Helen Craig
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Tyler'' are charming; in the meantime, there are some splendidly dramatic takes, especially during Charlie's encounter with the cat, while the tiny protagonists are delightfully individual and appealing—as is this well-worn tale in its fresh new garb. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A spirited retelling with lively dialogue and many colorful embellishments, plus enchantingly detailed illustrations in cleverly varied frames and spreads. Read full book review >

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THE LYONESSE STONE by Craig Weatherhill
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"For collections with enthusiastic fantasy readers. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the first of a trilogy, ancient times and the present day intermingle in Britain's Cornwall, ensnaring modern children in ancient evil. Read full book review >

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TRACTOR by Craig Brown
by Craig Brown, illustrated by Craig Brown
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Every page reveals the author's experience and reverence for the enterprise in this loving view of life on a small farm. (Picture book. 3+)"
An increasingly unfamiliar scene in the American landscape gains a heartfelt tribute, and has a worthy advocate in Brown (City Sounds, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >